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The Beverly Hilton Celebrates 60 Years With “Diamond” Anniversary Party
Red Carpet Anniversary Celebration Hosted by Neil Lane, Jeweler Designer to the Stars, at Famed Aqua Star Pool
August 21, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Today, The Beverly Hilton celebrates its 60th "diamond" anniversary by throwing an exclusive red carpet event in partnership with Hollywood's most iconic jeweler, Neil Lane. Since opening in 1955, The Beverly Hilton has been home of the Golden Globe® Awards a total of 45 times and played host to thousands of red carpet events. A modern throwback to The Beverly Hilton's much lauded opening with Conrad Hilton 1955, Neil Lane will showcase a dazzling retrospective of jewels worn by Hollywood royalty from Ginger Rogers to Angelina Jolie, at events such as the Golden Globe® Awards, Oscars®, GRAMMY Awards® and more. GRAMMY-nominated artist Gavin DeGraw will perform along with celebrity DJ Michelle Pesce and a special performance by the Aqualillies will round out the star-studded evening.
"We are very proud to be celebrating 60 amazing years serving the Beverly Hills community," said Beny Alagem, owner, The Beverly Hilton. "This is an exciting year and significant milestone for The Beverly Hilton as we celebrate a rich past and look forward to the next 60 years, including the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in 2017."
The Beverly Hilton set the stage as the most modern hotel in 1955, unveiling never-beforeseen technology such as high speed elevators and air-conditioning thermostats in each room. The Aqua Star pool was christened by the iconic swimmer and actress Esther Williams and is still the largest in Beverly Hills today. With 569 glamorous rooms at the crossroads of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the hotel continues to be a trendsetter, rolling out the red carpet more than 200 times a year and boasting the famed International Ballroom that has hosted high wattage events from the Milken Institute's Global Conference to the Oscars® Nominee Luncheon.
"It is an honor to host the diamond celebration of The Beverly Hilton," said Neil Lane. "We celebrate this historic evening with historic jewels that pay homage to the stunning Hollywood glamour that has been on display at this historic venue over the past 60 years."
As a part of the diamond anniversary celebration, The Beverly Hilton continues its long tradition of giving back to the community by supporting The Art of Elysium, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children in Los Angeles.
Iconic Beverly Hills brands such as Smashbox Studios, Sprinkles and Sugarfina will help set the stage inside the party, concepted by event designer Tom Ford, who is responsible for envisioning many of Hollywood's most glamorous events.
Media can access additional information about The Beverly Hilton at www.beverlyhilton.com.
About The Beverly Hilton
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes FourStar hotel, is owned by the Los Angeles-based, Oasis West Realty, LLC and managed by Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT). Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. The 569-room hotel features 101 suites including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and open-air event space, The Beverly Hilton boasts the most technologically advanced meeting space of its kind in the country. The hotel's renowned International Ballroom plays host to glamorous annual events including the Golden Globe Awards Show, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre-GRAMMYs Gala, and the Milken Institute's Global Conference. The legendary Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills' largest pool and is the setting for numerous recognizable photo shoots. The adjoining Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa offers red carpetready treatments from BABOR Beauty in a secluded setting. Circa 55 restaurant entices guests with locally-sourced cuisine in a stylish setting overlooking the pool, while Trader Vic's Lounge, a Hollywood staple for generations, offers a lively scene with Polynesian flair. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhilton.com or call 310.274.7777.
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